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The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition

The Message is a fresh, compelling, insightful, challenging, faith-filled translation of the Bible into contemporary idiomatic American English and is first and foremost a reader's Bible. The Message makes the Scriptures come alive again by translating them in a way that people can understand what God is trying to say to us today.

"The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition by Eugene Peterson can awaken us anew to the power and beauty of the Scriptures. It is a translation of the complete Bible, including the Deuterocanonical books, into contemporary language that feels as if it were written especially for and to us today. I have found The Message to be a valuable resource for my personal reading and prayer and for discussion with both my Catholic and my Protestant brethren."

—Most Reverend Gerald E. Wilkerson, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Los Angeles

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